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The Prayer Motivator Minute #622

Martin Luther said: “All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired.”

Our prayer motivator passage from the Word of God today is Psalm 39:12 which reads: “Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.”

Our prayer motivator quote today is from John R. Rice. He said: “I believe that just as confidently as a child comes to his mother or father for food, so any Christian ought to come to God for daily needs, physical, material needs. God is the Maker of this world, and ‘every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights.'”

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Posted by on April 14, 2015 in Prayer Motivator Minutes

 

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The Prayer Motivator Minute #571

Matthew Henry said, “Prayer is a salve for every sore and a relief to the spirit under every burden.”

Our prayer motivator passage from the Word of God today is Psalm 55:1 which reads: “Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication.”

Our prayer motivator quote today is from John R. Rice. He said, “We ought to ask big things of God! Many sins are mentioned in connection with prayer. People are warned not to pray to be seen of men, not to ask for something to consume it upon their lusts. We are warned of how unforgiveness, covetousness, disobedience, unbelief and wrong home life hinder prayer. But of all the sins mentioned regarding prayer, not once does the Scripture hint that any man ever asked too much of God!”

 
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Posted by on December 26, 2014 in Prayer Motivator Minutes

 

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John R. Rice: “When God’s people really pray through, they can have revival, protection, provision…” (The Prayer Motivator Minute #555)

John R. Rice said, “When God’s people really pray through, they can have revival, protection, provision, anointing of the Holy Spirit and anything else God has for His people.”

Our prayer motivator passage from the Word of God today is Matthew 7:7-8 which says: “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”

Our prayer motivator quote today is from E.M. Bounds. He said, “The praying which makes a prayerful ministry is not a little praying put in as we put flavor to give it a pleasant smack, but the praying must be in the body, and form the blood and bones. Prayer is no petty duty, put into a corner; no piecemeal performance made out of the fragments of time which have been snatched from business and other engagements of life; but it means that the best of our time, the heart of our time and strength must be given.”

 
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Posted by on December 8, 2014 in Prayer Motivator Minutes

 

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Luis Palau: “Prayer is like riding a bicycle or swimming: You learn by doing.” (The Prayer Motivator Minute #551)

Luis Palau said, “Prayer is like riding a bicycle or swimming: You learn by doing.”

Our prayer motivator passage from the Word of God today is Psalm 99:6 which reads: “Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among them that call upon his name; they called upon the LORD, and he answered them.”

Our prayer motivator quote today is from John R. Rice. He said, “I believe if we are conscious that the Holy Spirit of God lives within us, that angels are all about us, that a miracle-working God still sustains all things, it will be easier for us to believe that God can and will answer our prayers, that He has limitless ability and limitless willingness to do what we need done for us whom He loves so well!”

 
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Posted by on December 4, 2014 in Prayer Motivator Minutes

 

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The Sin of Prayerlessness, Part 32 (The Prayer Motivator Devotional #501)

Our prayer motivator verse for today is Psalm 39:12 which reads: “Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.”

My personal encouragement today is this: Even though Jesus Christ is God, He still spent quality time in prayer while He was upon planet earth. You may recall that one time in Mark 1:35 He got up a “great while before day” and prayed. On another occasion, He taught His disciples how to pray; and then in the Garden of Gethsemane before His crucifixion, He prayed earnestly and fervently. And then at another time in Luke 18:1, “He spake a parable unto them to this end that men ought always to pray and not to faint.” As you can see, prayer is highly esteemed in the sight of God. I lovingly urge you to make prayer an integral part of your daily life.

Our prayer motivator quote today is from Jonathan Edwards. He said: “God can answer prayer, though He bestow not the very thing for which we pray. He can sometimes better answer the lawful desires and good end we have in prayer another way. If our end be our own good and happiness, God can perhaps better answer that end in bestowing something else than in the bestowment of the very thing which we ask. And if the main good we aim at in our prayers be attained, our prayer is answered.”

Our prayer motivator devotional today is part 32 of our series titled “THE SIN OF PRAYERLESSNESS” from Dr. John R. Rice.

Prayerlessness shows a lack of real enjoyment of God. We should honestly face the fact that most of us do not really enjoy prayer or we would pray more. We eat because we are hungry; the body demands food. We sleep because we are sleepy; the body demands rest. We visit people because we enjoy fellowship. If we work harder and the body needs more food, we hunger for it and then eat more. If we are specially in love with someone, we long more for his or her companionship and spend more hours in his or her presence when possible. When we are unusually worn and tired, the body demands more rest and we sleep longer if possible.

That simply illustrates the fact that if your heart were hungrier for God, you would pray more. If you really enjoyed His presence, you would seek it. If you enjoyed praying more than other things you do, you would do more praying and less reading or playing or eating or sleeping. Prayerlessness proves that we do not really enjoy God.

+ Plus, listen to Babbie Mason singing “Pray On”

 
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Posted by on June 27, 2013 in Prayer Motivator Devotionals

 

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The Sin of Prayerlessness, Part 31 (The Prayer Motivator Devotional #500)

Our prayer motivator verse for today is Psalm 39:12 which reads: “Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.”

My personal encouragement today is this: There is great power through prayer to God. And there are great benefits from God in prayer. You will find as you trail through life that you will need God, and prayer invites God to work in, through, and for your life.

Our prayer motivator quote today is from E.M. Bounds. He said: “The central significance of prayer is not in the things that happen as results, but in the deepening intimacy and unhurried communion with God at His central throne of control in order to discover a sense of God’s need in order to call on God’s help to meet that need.”

Our prayer motivator devotional today is part 31 of our series titled “THE SIN OF PRAYERLESSNESS” from Dr. John R. Rice.

If a man kills somebody, that may show premeditated hate, deliberate murder, or it may show a sudden flare of temper in a fight, or it may show simply carelessness in driving. Or the killing may have been altogether accidental.

When a man gets drunk it may show that he is diseased, enslaved by habit, which is really a sickness. Such a man may deserve more pity than blame, and he may be otherwise generous, honest, loved and greatly respected by those who know him. When a person commits adultery it may show a long and deliberate course of sin and depravity, or it may simply be the result of a sudden gust of passion under unusual temptation, such as the person did not expect and under circumstances where most others might yield, too.

All these shocking outward sins show sin in the heart. But they do not reveal as much wickedness as the sin of prayerlessness, for the sin of prayerlessness reveals some shocking things about the state of the heart of all of us who do not pray constantly, who do not live in an attitude of unceasing prayer.

+ Plus, listen to CeCe Winans singing “Pray”

 
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Posted by on June 25, 2013 in Prayer Motivator Devotionals

 

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The Sin of Prayerlessness, Part 29 (The Prayer Motivator Devotional #498)

Our prayer motivator verse for today is Psalm 35:13 which reads: “But as for me, when they [my enemies] were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.”

Allow me to share with you some important points regarding this verse from Matthew Henry’s Commentary:

How tenderly, and with what a cordial affection, he had behaved towards them in their afflictions: They were sick. Even the palaces and courts of princes are not exempt from the jurisdiction of death and the visitation of sickness. Now when these people were sick, David mourned for them and sympathized with them in their grief. They were not related to him; he was under no obligations to them; he would lose nothing by their death, but perhaps be a gainer by it; and yet he behaved himself as though they had been his nearest relations, purely from a principle of compassion and humanity. David was a man of war, and of a bold stout spirit, and yet was thus susceptible of the impressions of sympathy, forgot the bravery of the hero, and seemed wholly made up of love and pity; it was a rare composition of hardiness and tenderness, courage and compassion, in the same breast. Observe, He mourned as for a brother or mother, which intimates that it is our duty, and well becomes us, to lay to heart the sickness, and sorrow, and death of our near relations. Those that do not are justly stigmatized as without natural affection.

My personal encouragement today is this: No matter how long it takes to pray, no matter how difficult it is to pray, praying to God is the most important thing you can do in your day. It should be the #1 priority above everything else you have to do.

Our prayer motivator quote today is from Andrew Bonar. He said: “One of the gravest perils which besets the ministry is a restless scattering of energies over an amazing multiplicity of interests which leaves no margin of time and of strength for receptive and absorbing communion with God.”

Our prayer motivator devotional today is part 29 of our series titled “THE SIN OF PRAYERLESSNESS” from Dr. John R. Rice.

In many, many cases when I have been used of God in a blessed revival campaign in some locality, one or two saintly Christians have told me, “I have been praying for two years that God would bring you here for these meetings,” or, “This campaign is the answer to my daily prayer for years.” Oh, if people would but pray, pray earnestly, pray effectively, pray with a holy abandon, God’s work would not languish. The decay in the churches, the cooling of revival fires, the lukewarmness in the churches are the fruit of our prayerlessness.

Countless souls go to Hell because we do not pray. Nothing could more sharply show the wickedness of prayerlessness than this: If Christians do not pray as they ought, many whom they might win will go to Hell.

+ Plus, listen to Avalon singing “If My People Pray”

 
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Posted by on June 20, 2013 in Prayer Motivator Devotionals

 

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